Minh Huong Communal House (明鄉萃先堂) — Josh Ellis Photography

Once you’ve arrived in Hoi An, getting around is really easy – just walk everywhere! 

The ‘Old Town’ area of Hoi An that has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site isn’t all that big, and due to so much pedestrian traffic, they’ve blocked the area off from cars, so unless you’re riding a bicycle or a scooter, the best way to get around is on foot. 

When you’re ready to start exploring you’ll find that the majority of historic properties, temples, museums and restaurants are located on or between the riverside and Tran Phu Street. What you’ll want to keep in mind though is that exploring the historic properties of Old Town isn’t free, so you’re going to have to purchase an entrance ticket. 

The entrance tickets are 120,000 VND (5 USD) per person and gives you access to five sightseeing places. The tickets are valid for the duration of your stay, so if you don’t use all of the tickets on your first day, you’ll still be able to use what you have remaining on the next day.

With so many places to visit within the Old Town though, five tickets might not be enough, so you might have to purchase a second set of tickets if you want to fully experience the town. 

The Minh Hoang Communal House is located on Tran Phu road, the main stretch of Hoi An between the Chaozhou Assembly Hall and the Hainan Assembly Hall. The house is also located close to the Hoi An Market as well as the famous Banh Mi Phuong restaurant. 

It is however not located within the central tourist area of Hoi An, so if you plan on visiting, depending on where you’re staying, it could be an extra few minutes of walking to get there. 

That area of Hoi An may seem a bit like the ‘outskirts’ of town, but there is actually quite a bit to see and it is in an area that hasn’t received as much attention in terms of restoration thus far. If you visit the home or any of the attractions nearby, you should also try to walk through some of the beautiful alleys across the road where you won’t find many tourists but will find some excellent opportunities for taking great photos. You’ll know you’ve arrived at the communal hall when you’ve found the huge yellow gate, its pretty hard to miss. 

Address: 14 Trần Phú, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

The hall is open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.

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